|Hey all, I really need some help; I've recently been getting random BSODs and memory-related errors when playing any game for roughly 30 minutes or more. Some of the many BSODs I have managed to achieve are:|
0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBD0C8429, 0xA7DE08E4, 0x00000000) nv4_disp.dll
0x0000000A (0xC0000010, 0x0000001C, 0x00000000, 0x804ffa41) win32k.sys
The memory-related errors I've been getting are from any Source-based game (Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal), and it says:
The instruction at "0x########" referenced memory at "0x########". The memory could no be "written".
Click on OK to terminate the program.
Where "0x########" randomly changes all the time. Most other games just hard crash or soft crash (such as The Sims 3 and Far Cry 2).
This is what I've done so far, to troubleshoot the error:
1. Got some new RAM (MemTest86 showed that my old memory was having trouble).
2. Swapped out a faulty hard-drive (bad sectors).
3. Changed to Windows 7 (from XP).
4. Removed one of my new RAM modules and tested them separately in different slots.
5. Increased the voltage for my RAM.
6. Yesterday I realised that I was running 800MHz RAM in a 667MHz motherboard. The motherboard specs said it could be overclocked to reach 800MHz safely, so I overclocked it with Fox Intelligent Overclock yesterday (it's been running the RAM at 667MHz since I got it).
7. I monitored system temperatures, which stayed low, even under load.
I did some other things as well, but I can't really remember. Anyway, my specs are:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs)
OCZ Gold Vista 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 800MHz Dual Channel Kit RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
HIPER 730WATT, ATX V2.2
Motherboard: Foxconn M7VMX-K
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
I haven't overclocked anything, except for my motherboard RAM frequency. I'm really not sure what else I can try, if anyone's got any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate it, thanks in advance.